Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thanksgiving Recap in Pictures

Thanksgiving 2011...

Thanksgiving 2012...(Oh how life has changed!) in lap

Twilight...sister-in-law fun hardworking Cherish 

Flying...with Grandad  

iPhone anyone? 

Turkey Trotting...had a 5K PR 

Turkey day outfit!

Keith cousins meet their 2nd cousin for the first time! midnight.  NEVER again.  We waited in this line for an hour and still had a ways to go...we bailed and went home. the laps

Turkey coma?

First sink bath...I wish we had this big of a sink!

Sweet Potatoes...the pureed version

I can honestly say that although there have been hard things this year, I'm so thankful for all the changes!  We are immensely blessed by what God has done in our lives and in our hearts the last year.  

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Meal Plan

So its been a while since I posted my weekly meal plan.  Here we go...


Ben - Skinnytaste oatmeal muffins
Lynn - Baked oatmeal

Lynn's lunches:

This delicious salad and leftovers.  I've never had a pomegranate seed...pretty excited!


Monday - Grilled Chicken, green beans, and red baked potatoes
Tuesday - Turkey burgers and fruit
Wednesday - Pot roast from sugarfree mom
Thursday - Whatever the HEB lady is making.  I never get those deals but they always sound good and I couldn't think of one more thing!
Friday - Cooper Christmas dinner out

Caleb (yay for him joining the meal plan!):

New foods we're trying this week - zucchini, butternut squash, and mango
Old foods we're having again - pears, green beans, sweet potatoes, and bananas

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Happy 7 months Caleb!

Happy 7 months to our sweet boy!

At 7 months, Caleb is...

Size: Caleb is around 19 pounds now and is wearing 3-6 months, 6 months, and 6-12 month clothes.

I am loving some of his new expressions!  We see the one below a lot...under lip tucked in.  Precious!

Likes: Caleb likes eating for sure (more on that below) and is trying new foods every week.  
He likes the cats a lot and his new found crawling enables him to crawl to them.  
They don't quite return the love but they are civil at least.  
He likes sitting in the cart at the grocery store and loves to smile at everyone.

Dislikes: When I take away something he was playing with...usually because he shouldn't have it.  Late afternoon naps.  That's about it right now.

Working on/Milestones: This month, Caleb started for real crawling.  
Right before he turned 6 months, he was scooting and getting around but in the last month, he has learned to crawl...hands and knees coordinated crawling.  
I'm so proud!

Yesterday for the first time, he got himself from crawling to sitting.  
It happened in his bed and I just looked on the monitor and he was sitting!  
Then he did it two more times.  
And by the way, he never went to sleep.  
Also, he's able to fully sit up without help although he still tips over at times.

This month, he'll be working on those 3 skills and getting better at them.  
And I guess the next skill will be pulling up...yikes!  He can get up on his knees but hasn't pulled up to standing yet.
I've only had to baby proof the floor at this point, I'm not sure if I'm ready to have to baby proof tables and other low surfaces.

Sleeping: Caleb is doing awesome on night time sleep.  
He usually sleeps 12-13 hours at night, sometimes waking up around 5 to eat.  
He goes down at 7 and is up between 7 and 8.  

Naps are different story...he's in transition from 3 naps to 2.  
He takes a great morning nap around 9:30 and a midday nap around noon but that's all I can count on.  Sometimes there's a tiny car nap or cat nap somewhere in the later afternoon, but not at home in the crib.  
We put him down a little early when this happens and that seems to work fine.  
I'm sure as he gets used to staying up longer between the two naps, it will get better.  

Eating: Caleb is still nursing 5 times a day and I offer food 3 times a day.  
Sometimes in the morning, he doesn't want any solids but sometimes he does...I guess sometimes he's just not hungry for them.  
At this point, he's tried sweet potatoes, avocado, bananas, pears, carrots, apples, acorn squash, and green beans.
I would say his favorite combo is sweet potatoes and bananas...and least favorite is avocado by itself.